[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.0

Heikki Manninen hma at iki.fi
Tue Jan 16 07:56:36 CET 2007

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Heikki Manninen wrote:
>> On su, 2007-01-14 at 14:48 +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>> Your CAM doesn't respond to the QUERY that VDR sends to it.
>>> So VDR can't ask the CAM whether it is able to decrypt a certain
>>> channel (in addition to others it is already decrypting).
>>> So it's a hard-/firmware restriction of your CAM.
>>> The only CAM I have here that actually can decrypt more than one
>>> channel is the Alphacrypt with firmware revision 3.09.
>> Conax 4.00e is able to decrypt 2-3 channels at the same time. Although
>> when used with VDR 1.5.0 it is not. Also when using previous versions of
> If the CAM doesn't respond to a QUERY, then how is VDR supposed to
> know whether it can decrypt more than one channel at a time?

Didn't mean that it is supposed to. Just informed you to let you (and 
others) now that sometimes it's possible :)

>> VDR you have to fake fixed receiver number in the channels.conf for this
>> to be possible - if you put in B00 it doesn't work anymore :) It's
>> sometimes a bit unrealiable but works.
> VDR 1.4 used the FIRST/MORE/LAST method to send multiple CaPmts.
> Since some CAMs apparently don't handle this correctly, I changed
> that to the simpler ADD/UPDATE method, which should be supported
> by any CAM that can decrypt more than one channel.
> Can you please check if there is a newer firmware for the Conax CAM
> and maybe try that?

Hmm.. have to try. Although I'm not aware how to do it. Should it be 
able to update from the broadcast signal?

Heikki M

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